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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 6.7% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Virginia 2.9% 0.0 0.0
Charlottesville 2.6% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 7,423. There are now 4,241 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,100 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 82. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 3,182 -34 -4

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
August
2019
3.7%
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.6% 3,182
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 3,216
May
2019
3.6% 3.0% 2.7% 3,251
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.7% 3,195
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.7% 3,185
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.6% 3,153
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 2.6% 3,117
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.6% 3,113
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 3,108
October
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.6% 3,100
September
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 3,115

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.